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Mixed Berry Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Mixed Berry Cream Pie
It’s easy and inexpensive to get hold of locally grown fresh berries this time of the year so I’m taking advantage of it.  To make this cream pie, you will need a few recipes.

Graham Cracker Pie Crust
French Pastry Cream
Whipped Cream
Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries (or any berry you want)

Make your own stabilized  whipped cream
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
4 teaspoons cold water
1/4 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream

Combine gelatin and water in a small pot.  Heat on low, stirring just until gelatin is dissolved.  Remove from heat and cool.

In a mixer, on medium to high speed, beat the sugar and cream until it begins to thicken.  Continue to beat and slowly add in the gelatin.  Beat until whipped.

White Chocolate Raspberry Eclairs

White Chocolate Raspberry Eclairs
Fresh berries are almost back in season and I can’t think of a better way to enjoy them.

To make the eclairs:

  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks or unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sifted whole wheat pastry flour
  • 4 eggs

To make the pastry cream:

  • 6 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk but any kind will work)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks or unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, sliced in halves

To make the raspberry glaze:

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon organic sugar
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted (make your own organic confectioner’s sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons milk (I used almond milk but any kind will work)

Optional: sprinkles, non-pareils, etc for decoration